Former Congress president and present Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday (August 12) visited the worst flood-hit areas in Kerala and claimed that he would demand the central government to provide full support to the victims
Wayanad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday (August 12) visited flood-hit areas in his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, including worst-hit Puthumala, and urged the Centre to "aggressively support" the people hit by floods and landslides in southern states.
"It is a tragedy not only for Wayanad but for Kerala and also some southern states. This is not only a Wayanad issue. This is a Kerala issue, and this is a Karnataka issue. I think the central government needs to pay attention and aggressively support the people of these states," the Congress leader told reporters in Kalpetta.
Gandhi, who is currently visiting people affected by floods and landslides in Wayanad, said he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the Kerala flood issue.
"I spoke to the Prime Minister, and I mentioned to him some of the details that I knew about Kerala and Wayanad as I also told him to make sure that central government gives full support," he said in response to a question on the central aid to Wayanad ravaged by floods and landslides.
He said both Central and state governments should take measures to provide compensation to the flood-hit people as soon as possible.
Refusing to take political questions, he said, "I don't want to politicise this thing. Here we all are working together. There is a disaster. The whole Wayanad is working together, and the political parties are working together."
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Last Updated Aug 12, 2019, 6:32 PM IST